Take a walk on the wild side at Farmopolis, London’s floating garden
By Steph Dye (follow Steph on Twitter: @HelloIAmSteph)
Forget the Garden Bridge. What do you get when you put together several thousand plants, an award-winning collective of designers and a praised, independent events company? A floating, urban-farming destination, of course! Bringing together food, farming, arts and culture, the new floating garden is just phase one of the ambitious project. It hopes to see year-round harvesting, as well as large scale events and social spaces.
Farmopolis is made possible by an exciting, ground-breaking collaboration. Namely, the Chelsea Flower Show, Secret Productions (known for hosting festivals such as Secret Garden Party and Wilderness) and Wayward, a landscape and architecture project. And of course, what better place to host it than Europe’s largest regeneration project, the Greenwich Peninsula.
However, enough of the future. Whilst we wait for all of this exciting stuff to happen, there are lots of events happening to keep the whole family occupied. After the opening party on Saturday 30th August, the garden will be fully open for business. The floating farm offers a whole host of events, such as film screenings, craft workshops and theatre for adults and children alike. For a full calendar of events, check the website for details.
What: Farmopolis, the Greenwich Peninsula’s new floating garden
When: Opening Party: Saturday, 30th July (10am-11pm)
Where: The Jetty, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 0FL